This detached house for 4 people overlooks a quiet tidal lagoon on the beautiful Isle of Scalpay. The island of Scalpay lies at the edge of East Loch Tarbert, Harris, at the heart of the incredible Western Isles, or Outer Hebrides, in Scotland's far North West.
The house is secluded and private with its own slipway and access at high tide to the south harbour of Scalpay and the open sea beyond. Seals swim and play in front of the house.
Porch with coat hooks, boot rack and walking sticks.
Hallway to shower room, living room and kitchen.
Kitchen - with dining table for 4/6, electric hob, oven, microwave, large fridge with freezer over, full range of kitchen equipment including toaster, mixer, radio and crockery, cutlery and glassware.
Shower room - with WC, vanity unit and heated towel rail. Power Shower.
Living room with sofa, two arm chairs, desk and chair, and open fire for coal (in coal bunker outside), Flatscreen TV.
Ladder stairway to upstairs bedrooms with a night WC room off. NB the ladder stairs make the cottage unsuitable for the infirm or very young.
Bedroom 1 and 2 - with twin single beds with drawer storage and bed side tables. All bed linen and duvets provided.
Step outside to the end of the house to the 'Bathhouse'. Watch the seals while you soak. Bath, WC, vanity unit, heated towel rail, fan heater.
Wash house with washing machine and dryer.
Night storage heaters on ground level.
All electricity included in weekly rental.
Telephone honesty box for calls made.
Pets allowed - dogs £10 per week (some sheep on the island though; care needed).
Slipway to launch your boat or kayaks.
Benches to the front terrace.
Motor boat available for day trips (with skipper).
Photo: Chloe on the beach at Horagebost
The beautiful beaches of South Harris are a 40 minute drive away and there is a myriad of places to visit and explore (see photograph).
Or just retreat into peace and quiet enjoying the extraordinary quality of life and the warmth of local people.
Scalpay Village half a mile, and Tarbert village 4 miles across the new Scalpay road bridge connecting you to the 'mainland'.